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08:30AMLondon3h30 12:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:30AMLondon3h55 12:25PMCardiff
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09:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h15 12:25PMCardiff
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09:30AMLondon3h30 01:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:30AMLondon3h40 02:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:30AMLondon3h40 02:10PMCardiff
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11:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 02:10PMCardiff
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11:30AMLondon3h40 03:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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12:30PMLondon3h40 04:10PMCardiff
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12:30PMLondon3h50 04:20PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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01:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 04:10PMCardiff
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01:30PMLondon3h25 04:55PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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02:30PMLondon3h55 06:25PMCardiff
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02:30PMLondon3h45 06:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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03:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h15 06:25PMCardiff
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03:30PMLondon3h45 07:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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04:30PMLondon3h45 08:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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04:30PMLondon3h55 08:25PMCardiff
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05:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h15 08:25PMCardiff
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05:30PMLondon3h40 09:10PMCardiff
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05:30PMLondon3h45 09:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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06:00PMLondon3h45 09:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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06:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 09:10PMCardiff
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06:30PMLondon3h45 10:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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06:30PMLondon4h00 10:30PMCardiff
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07:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h20 10:30PMCardiff
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07:30PMLondon3h40 11:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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07:30PMLondon3h55 11:25PMCardiff
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08:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h15 11:25PMCardiff
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08:30PMLondon3h29 11:59PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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09:30PMLondon3h25 12:55AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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11:00PMLondon3h25 02:25AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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The fastest buses from London to Cardiff

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Fastest Journey

3 h

Average

3 h 33 m

Buses per day

32

Distance

211 km

Of the 32 buses that leave London for Cardiff every day 32 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 211 km distance in an average of 3 h 33 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h .

The slowest buses will take 4 h and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
06:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 09:10PMCardiff
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$421One-way
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11:10AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 02:10PMCardiff
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$421One-way
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01:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h00 04:10PMCardiff
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$471One-way
2nd Fastest
05:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h15 08:25PMCardiff
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$421One-way
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03:10PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h15 06:25PMCardiff
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$511One-way

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Jun 19
$71Great Western Railway
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Jun 21
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$67Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
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$66Great Western Railway
$3National Express
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$66Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
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$76Great Western Railway
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$71Great Western Railway
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$71Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
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$66Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
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$66Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
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$66Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
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$66Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
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$61Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
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$66Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
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$56Great Western Railway
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$61Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus
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$61Great Western Railway
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Jul 7
$31Great Western Railway
$21Megabus
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$57Great Western Railway
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Jul 9
$61Great Western Railway
$2Flixbus

The cheapest buses from London to Cardiff

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Cheapest

$3

Average

$21

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Cardiff will cost around $ 21 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 3.

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11:30AMLondon3h40 03:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$31One-way
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08:30AMLondon3h30 12:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$31One-way
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07:30PMLondon3h40 11:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$31One-way
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01:30PMLondon3h25 04:55PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$31One-way
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04:30PMLondon3h45 08:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$31One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Cardiff Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
4 hours 44 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $10
Buses depart from:London
Bus arrives in:Cardiff
Distance:211 km
Bus Companies:Flixbus, National Express, Megabus
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Travel with National Express between London and Cardiff

Buy your official National Express bus tickets between London and Cardiff from $2 (€1) with Omio. Find bus times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

National Express

Enjoy a comfortable bus ride between London and Cardiff with National Express, the UK’s leading long-distance bus company. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi access and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so charging your phone or laptop won’t be a problem.

Omio shows you the National Express bus schedule for the London to Cardiff trip, so you can select the best times for your upcoming journey. You can take a bus with National Express for the 131 miles (211 km) journey between London and Cardiff with prices starting as low as $3 (€2). Select from three different ticket options: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily. Once you’ve picked your preferred ticket, book a cheap bus between London and Cardiff on Omio today!

When purchasing your National Express bus tickets from London to Cardiff, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
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  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from London to Cardiff

Buses in the United Kingdom are a convenient and affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of bus companies operating domestic and international bus routes. Buses from London to Cardiff are operated by National Express and run seven days a week. Buses from London to Cardiff are operated by National Express and take just over 3 hours to arrive in Cardiff with frequent departures between around 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. National Express buses traveling from London to Cardiff depart from London Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Cardiff Sophia Gardens bus station.

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London to Cardiff Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from London to Cardiff when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€24

1 Day in Advance

€24

1 Week in Advance

€19

2 Weeks in Advance

€19

1 Month in Advance

€10

3 Months in Advance

€6

London to Cardiff Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than flying or taking the train, it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 3:10 h to arrive in Cardiff.

  • autobus All London to Cardiff buses are run by National Express.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, departing from either London's Victoria bus station or Sutton Rail Station and arriving at Cardiff Sophia Gardens bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from London to Cardiff by bus takes as little as 3 hours and 10 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Cardiff bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Cardiff buses decrease the further they are booked in advance :

  • It is 21% cheaper to book a London to Cardiff bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • London to Cardiff bus tickets are 58% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from London

One of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world, London is also one of the most popular cities in the world for tourists to visit, attracting over 14 million visitors annually. London offers so much to anyone who visits. There is a large number of galleries, museums, and sights to see. Such as the Tate Modern Gallery, the National Gallery, The British Museum and the Natural History Museum. There are the famous sights of Big Ben, Tower Bridge, St Pauls Cathedral and The Tower of London. There is an interesting blend of both modern and old architecture with a mix of architectural styles all around the city with the older buildings of London is also home to the recently opened Shard skyscraper which is the highest building in the EU.

National Express leaves from London Victoria Coach Station, which has convenient underground and bus links with London and the suburbs. The coach station is on the District, Circle and Victoria lines of the London Underground and has a taxi rank at the entrance. It is within walking district of Victoria Railway Station where regional trains from South London and Sussex arrive. London Bus operates frequent night bus routes seven days a week.

Getting into Cardiff by Bus

The capital city of Wales, Cardiff has seen lots of redevelopment in recent years. The city is now home to three universities, meaning that there is a high number of students living in the city. Cardiff Castle should be visited as this is a very well preserved castle. Visitors could take a trip to Cardiff Bay as here there are plenty of restaurants and bars that can be found here. The National Museum Cardiff is well worth a visit too as this hosts both national and international pieces and one of the finest art collections in Europe. Cardiff is also home to the Millennium Stadium which has played host to countless football, rugby, and concerts. The atmosphere here during a rugby match can be very electric! The city also has Cardiff International Pool which is the largest indoor swimming facility of its kind in the UK. Anyone wanting to do some shopping should head to the St Davids Centre as here you can find all of your favorite shops in one center. Cardiff also has the Capitol Centre and Queens Arcade shopping centers.

Cardiff Central Bus Station is located next to the city's train station and is a few minutes walk from the city center. Cardiff has several local bus companies, including Stagecoach, Veolia, and First Cymru. They provide frequent routes across the city, to the university and out to the airport and surrounding towns. Taxis are available at the station.

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Buses from London to Cardiff
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest bus from London to Cardiff?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Cardiff from London for the next 7 days starting from $2 (€1)  one way.
How much is the bus to Cardiff from London on average?
The London to Cardiff bus ticket price is on average $2 (€1)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is it from London to Cardiff by bus?
You should expect to travel around 131 miles (211 km)  between London and Cardiff by bus.
How long is the bus ride from London to Cardiff?
The London to Cardiff bus duration is on average 3 h 29 min, which is to be expected when traveling 131 miles (211 km) between London and Cardiff. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by bus from London to Cardiff, which bus station in London do I depart from and which bus station in Cardiff do I arrive in?

Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from London Victoria   to Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Where is the departure bus station in London located? Where is the arrival bus station in Cardiff located?

Passengers board the bus most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the bus at Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which bus companies can take me between London and Cardiff?
Take the London to Cardiff bus with National Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus companies for the trip from London to Cardiff as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct buses from London to Cardiff?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from London to Cardiff on Omio with National Express or Megabus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your bus ticket.
When can I take the first bus from London to Cardiff? When can I take the last bus for the day?
The earliest bus for this trip departs from London at 7: 30 AM. The last bus leaves from London at 8: 30 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from London to Cardiff and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book bus tickets between London and Cardiff to score the best deals?
If you book the London to Cardiff bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $2 (€1). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from London to Cardiff. Look out for bus tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Cardiff
London
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London Liverpool Street Stn
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the bus station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City